St. Mary's Church

St. Mary’s Church
East Middle Patent and Hickory Kingdom Roads
Box 701
Bedford, NY 10506

St. Mary’s was built in 1851 in the Middle Patent area of Bedford as a mission church of St. Matthew’s. In early times, the rector of St. Matthew’s would officiate at a morning service at St. Matthew’s, then he would go on horseback to perform an afternoon service at St. Mary’s. Today the rector of St. Matthew’s continues as the rector of St. Mary’s, although it has its own vestry and administrative structure.

Services are held at St. Mary’s 5:30 p.m. on specific Sundays, and on Thanksgiving Eve and December 23rd for Christmas. These are led by clergy, lay readers and parishioners of St. Matthew’s and St. Mary's, with diverse civic and religious leaders as guest speakers at each service. Many parishioners have chosen to be baptized or married in this lovely historic church.

 

Schedule for 2021
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        May 23: Mark Weigel (music service)
        June 13; Holly Brown and Bill Foulke (reflections on COVID)
        Sept. 19: Rod Christie (Executive Director of the Mianus Gorge)
        Oct. 17: Joint Service with St. Matthew's. St. Mary's  & Antioch at Antioch Baptist Church, Bedford Hills
        Oct. 24: Rev. Susan Wyper, Associate Rector, St. Luke's Parish, Darien, CT (formerly of St. Matthew's)
        Nov. 24: Rev. John Zhal, Thanksgiving Service (Rector of St. Matthew's Church)
        Dec. 23: Rev. Merle McJunkin, Christmas Services (Pastor of Antioch Church, Bedford Hills)
                       offered at 3 p.m. outside and 5:30 inside

St. Mary's '21

 

St Mary sign

St. Mary interior
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